After the recent verdict acquitting him of the IPL spot fixing scandal, Sreesanth says he is ready to contribute to all the teams in IPL 2016. The jubilant Sreesanth said that he was always confident that he would come out clean. He went on to say, that it was very easy for him to argue in the court of law. He said that he raised a very valid point which was pivotal in acquitting him. “It was easy to convince the judge that no one would pay me to concede runs or bowl no-balls. Its like some bookie paying Arnab to shout during his show or paying NaMo to take a selfie”.
Sreesanth continued his argument, “As a kid, my mother always pinned a handkerchief to my shirt when I was at school. Habits die hard. As I grew older, I started using a bigger towel and started tucking it in my pant, as pinning it was not an option. After listening to my explanation judge was convinced that it had nothing to do with spot fixing”.
The reporter was curious to know if Sreesanth was a little rusty and what his plans were to get back to the top. Animated Sreesanth replied, “In life one should always be prepared for the worst. I never tried hard to be a great bowler who would be affected by such breaks. I knew staging a comeback from such an event and being the best bowler can be tough. So I lowered the bar to start off with, so that when I return from hiatus it will be much easier”. He quoted his own ODI and T20 economy rates which are above 6 and 8 respectively. He added, “After being in court so many times, I have realized the importance of proof”.
When questioned about how he plans to contribute to all teams in IPL 2016, he said “When I was in the jail I did a lot of shadow practice. That has really improved my batting I think. I am yet to try it out. This will definitely benefit the team I join. Also I have learnt newer ways of celebrating if and when I take a wicket or hit a six”. Sreesanth reminded the reporter his passionate celebration after hitting Andre Nel for a six. Sreesanth went on, “Opponents naturally benefit from my bowling and since every team plays every other team in IPL, I can potentially contribute significantly to all the teams”. He hoped that the two teams CSK and Rajasthan Royals come out clean because he felt ‘More the merrier’.
Sreesanth is raring to go and we sincerely hope BCCI can lift the ban and let him play or atleast let him be on field. If not for his cricket, his antics on field will surely entertain people.